Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats Recipe
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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats Recipe

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Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They're quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 80 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt white baking chips; stir until smooth. Cool.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in melted chips. Frost cookies; sprinkle with peppermint candies. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats in Country Woman December/January 2008, p27

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 217056
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"The flavor combination was great, but the cookies were a bit dry. Thankfully, the buttercream icing I used helped add some moisture. I may try them again next Christmas, but I will definitely decrease the flour, which should make them more moist."

K.Wholaver User ID: 8145271 215441
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"These are the Christmas cookies everyone is going to remember and request every year!"

feedthemwell User ID: 6554784 140086
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"These are my family's absolute favorite cookies! I do not frost them, I just make the cookie part and they are double chocolate peppermint cookies...YUM! I also just use the semi-sweet chips. I have made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them. They are the best."

ndwd User ID: 2012428 102187
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"These are easy to make and really good. I think next time I may add some peppermint extract to cookie mix for an even more minty taste"

SherriP12s User ID: 3693008 171288
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Made these at Christmas, and words cannot describe how much we loved them!!! Making them for valentines day!! Thanks, Sherri :)"

Janaber User ID: 2495473 99590
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Our NEW Christmas favorite. Wonderful. Put a 1/4 tsp. of Peppermint flavoring in the frosting for an extra kick."

MRPinter User ID: 2095996 170318
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Love these. To make these easier to bake with my little kids, I skipped the frosting and added both Andes mint chips and Andes peppermint chips to the dough. They still looked Christmas-y with the green and pink chips!"

becky33 User ID: 6996014 102186
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Just made these after reading all the good reviews and they were GREAT! Everyone loved them."

moyer1995 User ID: 4142334 111007
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This cookie was awesome!! My husband says it's his "new" favorite cookie. I did change it up a little bit though. Instead of 2 tsp. vanilla, I did 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. peppermint extract.(amazing!) And instead of using both semi-sweet choc. and 60% bittersweet choc., I only used semi-sweet. I also didn't do the frosting. I melted white choc. and drizzled it all over the top then sprinkled with crushed up candy canes!! This is a definite keeper and new Christmas cookie tradition!"

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 170317
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011 Edited Dec. 17, 2013

"Very yummy!! We did add 1 tsp peppermint in place of 1 tsp vanilla in the cookies and added only 2 Tbs butter in the frosting - they frosted much easier this year! For mcgregger - yes, we freeze them every year and then pull them out individually when we want to eat one. We let them thaw for just a few minutes - we can't wait for them to completely thaw they are SO good! Hope that helps! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!"

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